• Short Summary

    Truck drivers, good and bad driving around Oxfordshire.

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    Comparison between good and bad truck drivers in Oxfordshire.

    The film follows the fortunes of "old sober-sides" the safe driver and of "old tearaway" who breaks the rules. L/S of a policeman standing on country road waving a lorry (Austin) over to a lay-by. The commentator tells us that they are carrying out spot checks to find the good from the bad drivers. The lorry being checked is that of "old sober - sides". The two inspectators stick a certificate on the side of the vehicle and let the lorry move off. M/S of "old tearaway" leaning out of lorry speaking to policemen and inspectors, appearing to be having problems.

    M/S of two teenage girls standing on road hitchhiking the safe driver passes by without stopping (this would be breaking company regulations) M/S of bad driver pulling up to give hitchhikers a lift (breaking firms regulations).

    Various shots comparing the safe and bad drivers. The safe driver wave cars past him out of courtesy, while the bad violently swerves in front of a Morris Minor as it attempts to overtake, and blocks vehicles at a junction. M/S of both drivers pulling up at roadside cafe. Shot of bad driver putting money in jukebox and playing one-arm bandit. "Old sober-sides" leaves first and heads back to lorry not having wasted time like "old tearaway".

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:23:00 / 01:04:03:00
    CP 526

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "policeman standing on country road waving a lorry (Austin) over" - it's an Austin FFK.

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